<img alt="" src="https://secure.wauk1care.com/164394.png" style="display:none;">

Tony Simms

Tony is highly experienced IT and Business Test Consultant with more than 25 years experience of in successfully planning, executing and delivering high-quality software testing projects in the public and private sectors.
Find me on:

Recent Posts

'It's only logical thinking, Captain'

Posted by Tony Simms on 29/11/2021

Introduction: Exploring the Power of Logical Thinking

Being a tester requires a whole mix of skills. Nowadays, it requires as many soft skills as it does technical skills. For example, a tester should not just have the ability to find defects, they should also have the ability to present their findings and ability to solve problems.

One incredibly important attribute a tester must have an aspect of logical thinking or an ability to think logically. 

Read More

Topics: Software Testing, Software Testing Techniques, Tech Roles

Test Requirements - When the Answer is more important than the Question

Posted by Tony Simms on 12/11/2021

Understanding the Purpose of Test Requirements

Sometimes, testers are required to think outside the box. Maybe they don’t have test requirements or don’t have sufficient data; or maybe it’s simply a case of unscripted, exploratory testing. Whatever the reason, they are expected to use their testing superpower to interrogate the system and provide some answers…

Read More

Topics: Software Testing, Test Requirements, Test Insights

Applying the 7ps Framework to Testing in an Agile Environment

Posted by Tony Simms on 21/09/2021

How to Implement the 7PS Framework for Maximum Efficiency

If you are looking to find a way to capture the essence of what your testing within an agile project should look like, the 7P's of business approach can work really well. Not only can this approach help you to define the essence of your testing without being overly prescriptive, it has the added benefit that it can be used to involve all stakeholders, either in single or multiple sessions.

Read More

Topics: Agile,, Software Testing, Testing Techniques

Career in Software Testing - How Did You Get Started?

Posted by Tony Simms on 13/07/2021

Early Influences and Discoveries: Paving the Path to Testing

For me, it was a camping holiday and a guy in a field, hooked up to the internet… way back in 1995, but let me ask you…

How did you get into testing?

It’s a question I often ask new team members about their career in software testing. In the old days, many arrived in testing as a result of being a User Tester for new software that their company was rolling out. In more recent years, the answers have been much more focused around having trained in an IT discipline and then choosing to specialise in a test role.

Read More

Topics: Software Testing, Test Teams, Tech Roles

Elevating Software Quality: Test Practice Cards for Improvement

Posted by Tony Simms on 15/06/2021

Improving Software Quality - Test Practice Cards

Are you looking to mature the understanding of testing within your organisation, improve software quality or looking for an event for a remote team meeting?

If so, Test Practice Cards might hold the answer!

So, what are they?

Test Practice Cards are a set of digital or physical cards. Each card contains a succinct, pithy sentence with regards to a single aspect of testing. Together, the cards contain the essence of what ‘Good Test Practice’ looks like in your organisation.

Read More

Topics: Software Testing, Test Tools, Software Testing Assessment

nFocus Blog

Welcome to the nFocus software testing blog. As thought leaders and technical innovators, we created this blog to distil our thoughts, ideas and musings on improving software quality.

Fill out the form below to receive future communications from nFocus including our latest:

  • Blog articles
  • White Papers
  • and plenty more!

Follow us

Follow us on LinkedIn to see our latest content!

Subscribe Here!

Recent Posts

Posts by Topic

see all

Posts by Topic

see all